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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Jan 9, 2018 Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
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Topics: Bali, Balinese Hindu Temples, Cremation ceremony, Cremation, Funerals, Street scenes
Anarchivism
Jan 4, 2018
movies
eye 2,041
favorite 4
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Ripped from VHS 21 Award winning Computer Animation Short Films. Computer Animation Festival is the ultimate showcase of the world's best computer animation short films. Exotic tales of adventure, romantic dramas and outrageous short stories will entertain people of all ages. Bright, crisp computer animation awaits you in this spectacular display of imagination and technology. Segments: 1. Locomotion 12. The Dolphin 2. Particle Dreams 13. Mars The Movie 3. The Mouse 14. More Bells &...
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Topics: computer, animation, technology, cgi
Academic Film Archive of North America
Dec 28, 2017 Ray Garner
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This film brings alive the life and times of thousands of years ago in ancient Israel. Depicts the beauty of the land which gave birth to three religions, the sites where heroic deeds took place, and the towering splendor of the ancient works. For more on Ray Garner, visit http://www.afana.org/garner.htm
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Topic: Israel
Academic Film Archive of North America
Dec 28, 2017 Philip Stapp
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eye 7,105
favorite 45
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Sent by the U.S. government as a participant in the Marshall Plan with a specific mission to assist the French in re-gearing their animation studios, Stapp discovered a Europe much-decimated by war, but in further danger of annihilation by nuclear weapons. Returning to the U.S., he produced this alarming-yet-hopeful film, replete with its lonely, Tanguy-inspired landscapes peopled with static figures casting long shadows across charcoal-colored plains. While taking the risk of leaning a bit...
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Topic: animation, Marshall Plan
Academic Film Archive of North America
Dec 28, 2017 Philip Stapp
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eye 8,765
favorite 36
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'Symmetry' (1966) 10m, dir. Philip Stapp Stapp was one of the greatest animators working in the 1950-1975 era, using stylized, often pointillist abstract imagery, in a floating world sometimes surrealist, at other times reminiscent of Japanese "ukiyo-e" illustration. His spectacular 'Symmetry' is his greatest film, a fantasy of dancing images breaking apart, spinning, and converging. For more information on Stapp, visit: http://www.afana.org/stapp.htm
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Topic: Animation
Academic Film Archive of North America
Dec 27, 2017
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favorite 6
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A 'new' version of the original of 1925, touting Santa Clara Valley's agricultural roots. Here we see the Clapp's Baby Food factory, the American Can Company plant, FMC, San Jose Steel, and Moffett Field, all accessible via the old Monterey Highway, or after arrival on the Coast Daylight steam locomotive-driven train.
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Topics: San Jose, Santa Clara Valley, Coast Daylight, Southern Pacific, FMC, Moffett Field
California State Railroad Museum Library
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Side view of a tank car designed to carry grape products, such as wine.
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads
Academic Film Archive of North America
Dec 15, 2017 Francis J. Rose, Highway Safety Films
movies
eye 2,079
favorite 8
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This film, made for the Highway Safety Foundation, was shot at a Sunbeam appliance factory, was meant to show 60's plant managers how to prevent employee theft. The plant is surrounded by barbed wire, and the good guys go around checking lunch pails (one of the employees is shown hiding a clothes iron in it beforehand). Right off the bat, you start pulling for the employees, taking glee in every theft. Terrible microphone placement is one of the hallmarks of this remarkable period piece on...
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Topics: afana, highway safety films, academic film, employee theft
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
Dec 1, 2017
movies
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favorite 9
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Description : Features Jim Jones presiding over a meeting, presumably in Redwood Valley. Members offer testimony and songs in praise of Jim Jones and the Lord. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Collection : Media Resources Center Collection Call Number : VIDEO/C 2328 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Jones, Jim, 1931-1978, Peoples Temple, Cults--California
Academic Film Archive of North America
Nov 28, 2017 Merle Norman Cosmetics.; Modern Talking Picture Service.
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Singer Vikki Carr demonstrates the forerunner of today's phonograph, the automatic musical instrument. She explains the hidden mechanisms whereby priceless pianos are played by the 'invisible hands' of pianist Ignace Jan Paderewski and composer - pianist Edvard Grieg, repeating precisely their performance of 50 years ago. These old orchestrations duplicate sounds of entire orchestras, played by player piano, automatic banjo, and other automatic instruments. Carr sings along with some of them in...
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Topic: player pianos
Academic Film Archive of North America
Nov 24, 2017 William Deneen
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favorite 3
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Hosted by Ubud's political leader Agung Jakarta Sulawesi Mas, Deneen here visits important sites and describes the political, religious, and economic situation on the island of Bali in the Indonesia of 1959.
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Topic: Agang Djakorta Sulawesi Mas
Academic Film Archive of North America
Nov 20, 2017 Gerald McDermott
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eye 11,689
favorite 34
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The late Gerald McDermott made this, his first commercial film at the age of 19, an extremely complex animation short featuring approximately 2000 animation cels presented in six minutes. The production was handled by an uncredited Harrison Engle, later noted as a documentary filmmaker. Influenced by Klee and Matisse, McDermott used silk-screen as well as traditional painting techniques in crafting ethnographic folk tale animation shorts. With films that are startling in intensity, and majestic...
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Topics: Animation, Japan, folktale
Academic Film Archive of North America
Nov 9, 2017 John Barnes
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In what might be the most fascinating and unusual promotional film ever made for an institution of higher learning, director John Barnes delivers what is essentially a 32 minute pan shot pastiche of life at an eastern college. St John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, is the subject. Reminiscent of Barnes' museum pans filmed in England and Italy, he moves horizontally through classrooms and laboratories, capturing abstract philosophical discussions, Euclidian mathematical constructions,...
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Topics: College, classical education
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 23, 2017 Weston Woods
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Discusses the qualities that make up Weston Woods picture books. Presents three authors/artists who make their living writing picture books (Robert McCloskey, Barbara Cooney, and Maurice Sendak). Exhibits samples of the works of 36 illustrators plus the complete films 'TIME OF WONDER' and 'A SNOWY DAY.' For more on Weston Woods founder Morton Schindel, go to http://www.afana.org/schindel.htm
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Topics: picture books, illustrations
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Oct 6, 2017 Barron, Stephanie, 1950-; Guenther, Peter W; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago
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Published in conjunction with the exhibition to be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Feb. 17-May 12, 1991, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 22-Sept. 8, 1991
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Topics: Art, German, National socialism and art
Khan Academy
Sep 30, 2017
movies
eye 1,156
favorite 0
comment 1
Zaitsev's Rule for E2 and E1 reactions
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Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
California Institute of Technology Archives
Sep 5, 2017 North, Wheeler J.
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Description : Underwater footage taken in 1959 by Wheeler J. North, then a student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, of the formation of a submarine canyon near Cabo San Lucas. The purpose of the footage was to study how such underwater geologic formations occur. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Finding Aid for the Wheeler J. North Papers 1959-1999 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Submarine geology, Cabo San Lucas...
Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
Aug 31, 2017 Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)
movies
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Description : In this episode of William F. Buckley's Firing Line television show, the Reverend Noel Maholy and Edward Castillo join Buckley to discuss Junipero Serra. Firing Line Program Catalog : Junipero Serra, the Franciscan founder of the string of missions along the California coast, had been beatified by Pope John Paul II, raising protests from those, like Mr. Castillo, who believe "that the system that he established here was not of benefit to the Indians." Today's...
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Topics: Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008, Maholy, Noel, Castillo, Edward, Shrum, Robert,...
Anarchivism
Aug 18, 2017 ROFLCon
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Mainstreaming The Web -- ROFLCon II The very final keynote panel of ROFLCon II, featuring: * moot, 4chan * Ben Huh, I Can Has Cheezburger * Kenyatta Cheese, Know Your Meme * Jamie Wilkinson, internetfamo.us * Greg Rutter, You Should Have Seen This As web culture increasingly flows into the mainstream, it becomes enmeshed in a crowded world of businesses and commentators. In turn, it becomes more easily digestible and accessible to broad audiences. What are the ethics of being a part of that...
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Topics: hacker, security, conference, roflcon
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Aug 17, 2017 Ellis, Don
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Note : Tone heard for 10 seconds at beginning of Part 1 and periods of silence throughout. Part 2 begins and ends abruptly and contains a tone within the first 30 seconds. There is brief audio dropout in Part 3,12 seconds in. Periods of silence or very low background noise throughout Part 4. Part 5 begins abruptly. Recorder stopped at 00:23:32 for a few seconds. Part 6 has audio dropout at 00:05:29 and 00:40:56. Periods of silence or very low background noise throughout. Begins and ends...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz, Nightclubs--California--San Francisco
Source: 7 Tapes of 7 : 1/4 inch audio tape
University of Washington Libraries
Aug 8, 2017 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, United States Energy Research and Development Administration
movies
eye 595
favorite 7
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This film depicts computer simulation technology employed by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory during the mid 1970s.    Includes three different graphical simulations of an explosion accompanied by synthesizer music and sound effects.
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Topics: Computer graphics, Computer simulation, Physics
California State University, Bakersfield
Aug 6, 2017 Cullimore, Clarence, Jr., 1926-2014
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favorite 1
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Description : Captures Bakersfield in the 1960s. Call Number : csub2015_023 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie, Cullimore, Clarence C., 1926-2014
Appalshop Archive
Aug 5, 2017 Mountain Community Television
movies
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favorite 1
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Oral history interview with Melvin Killen recounting his personal experiences with the legendary John Wesley Wright, also known as Devil John Wright or Bad John Wright. Voice-over introduction begins at 01:40. Killen describes his own relationship and recounts events in John Wright's life, including an attempt on his life by the Ku Klux Klan. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide...
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Topics: Letcher County (Ky.), Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Wright, John Wesley,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Jul 31, 2017 Dorothy Fadiman, Kristin Atwell
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eye 17,968
favorite 12
comment 2
WOMAN BY WOMAN documents progressive change for women in some of the least developed villages of India. Vivid images portray the humanity of the people, the beauty of the countryside, as well as the toll of centuries of poverty. We meet courageous women who are coming out of seclusion in order to serve in their communities by teaching other women about family planning resources. We also meet family members who support these efforts - a village husband who works side-by-side with his wife, in a...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Academy Award, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women's rights,...
Note : Audio is muffled at times. No sound at the very end. Description : Footage from various events during the 1963-1964 school year at Mission Hill Junior High School (now Mission Hill Middle School), Santa Cruz, California. Includes the 8th-graders' field trip to Sacramento and visit with Governor Pat Brown, the school's Science Fair, and spring talent show. A brief section, from minutes 17:10 to 20:25, shows groundbreaking ceremonies at the University of California, Santa Cruz campus....
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Santa Cruz, Special Collections & Archives
Jul 26, 2017 Unknown
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Description : A student-made cinema-verité style film about the University of California, Santa Cruz campus and a group of students who set out to discover a new lifestyle. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Student movements--California--Santa Cruz. University of California, Santa...
Kern County Library
Jul 23, 2017 Arvin Historical Society
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favorite 3
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Note : Echo on audio, video dropouts, break up, chroma shifts and flicker as on original tape. Description : Highlights from the history of Arvin and its Post Office: Effie Mann, the lady from Arvin, who was the mail carrier; Early Arvin, part 1 [00:12:06] and Early Arvin, part 2 [00:38:28]. Additional description : Note on original label: by Don Burkett Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Call Number : R979.488 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law...
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Topics: californialightandsound, California--History
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jul 19, 2017 Physical Science Study Committee.; Modern Learning Aids
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favorite 1
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Shows several models to illustrate both the bulk motion and random motion of molecules. Shows their interconnection as the energy of bulk motion. Discusses thermal conduction and absolute temperature scale. For more info on PSSC films and their history, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
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Topic: pssc. physics
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Jul 17, 2017 Dr. Harry B. Wright
movies
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favorite 4
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain. See duplicate footage in f16-0699
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Brazil, Touring, Tourism
Khan Academy
Jul 10, 2017
movies
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favorite 0
comment 1
Introduction to Hooke's Law
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 29, 2017 Educational Services, Inc.; Physical Science Study Committee.
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favorite 3
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Dorothy Montgomery uses a Leybold tube to measure the curvature of the path of the electrons in a magnetic field and thus determine the mass of the electron. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: pssc, physics
Anarchivism
Jun 26, 2017 Revision3
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favorite 0
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Save Rev3 -- anarchivism.org Show: Infected with Martin Sargent [Complete Series] Format: Large h264 Notes: Episodes 1-5, 12, 13 are MP3 only. Small h264 until episode 22. Includes christmas special (mp3) and Rev3 party. Episode 10 starts in video but concludes with the audio MP3 file. revision3.com Archived: 2012-05-13 Martin Sargent knows more about technology than any living American. Each episode of Infected is a meditation on how all those 1s and 0s shape our world. If you want the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: iptv, revision3, anarchivism
California State University, Sacramento
Jun 4, 2017 Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Kibei male, born January 1, 1919 in Seattle, Washington to parents whose families raised rice and made sake - rice wine - in Japan. When Masa was eighteen months old his parents took him to Japan. He did not return to the United States until 1938 at age nineteen to study English. He was drafted into the army in June 1941 and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington. After December...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Academic Film Archive of North America
May 7, 2017 Time, Inc. March of Time
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   This 1948 film takes a critical look at the commercial radio broadcasting industry, focusing on its excessive commercialism It includes, from 9:08 to 9:51, footage of Lee de Forest, inventor of the grid Audion, reading his famous admonition to the NAB: “To the National Association of Broadcasters, New York City. Gentlemen: What have you done to my child, the radio broadcast? He was conceived as a potent instrumentality for culture, fine music, the uplifting of America’s mass...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: radio, celebrities, Lee de Forest
University of California, Davis, Special Collections
Apr 22, 2017 Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis
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Note : Very dark image from 00:40:45 to 00:45:54. Description : This recording features a series of speeches and interviews of attendees at the 1978 Whole Earth Festival. The festival theme that year was “Space Exploration for Humanity." A quote at the end of the recording mentions that the footage would be used for a documentary about the festival. The Buckminster Fuller speech can be seen here: Buckminster Fuller at the Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis The Whole Earth Festival (WEF) is...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: californialightandsound
California State Archives
Apr 13, 2017 Collier, Randolph
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Description : Film could be evidence of a trip to document the Klamath river highway's  poor condition to the Legislature in an attempt to secure funds for its widening. The film documents the trip from US 99 (Modern State Route 263) to Happy Camp where proponents; according to newspaper accounts at the time, including Senator Collier, claimed that local Mining and Lumber concerns were forced to purchase mining and lumber supplies in Oregon instead of California due to the condition of the...
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Topic: californialightandsound
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
Mar 31, 2017
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favorite 29
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This is a video of a candid meeting at Leary's home with many notable figures of the early days of LSD research. Filmed in the 1970's or early 1980's. The conversation is on LSD.
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Topic: LSD
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Mar 29, 2017 Ellis, Don
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Note : Static throughout both parts. Recorder stopped at points in Part 2 resulting in gaps in the content. Part 2 ends abruptly. Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : Don Ellis "live" at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California, May 21, 1971 Tape 1: Love Structures Tape 2: [To be determined] Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Call Number : Collection 2000.02 AMR 257 - Collection 2000.02 AMR 258 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz
Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/4 inch audio tape
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Mar 28, 2017 Ellis, Don
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Note : Warble at the beginning of Part 2. Part 3 ends abruptly. Part 4 begins abruptly. Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : Don Ellis "live" in San Luis Obispo, California, February 4, 1972. Evening concert. Tape 1: 1) “Final Analysis," 01:01-17:09, feat. Jim Sawyer (trombone), Milcho Leviev (keyboard), Don Ellis (trumpet), Ralph Humphrey, Ron Dunn (drums), Lee Pastora (congas). 2) “K.C. Blues” (by Charlie Parker, Arr. Don Ellis),...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz
Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Mar 28, 2017 Ellis, Don
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Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : 1) "Chevy Up #1," 00:10-00:45, piano solo, Paul Moer 2) "Chevy Up #2," 00:47-01:21, Don Ellis (trumpet) with Paul Moer (piano). Demos for Chevrolet commercial Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Call Number : Collection 2000.02 AMC 030 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ellis Music Enterprises. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/8 inch audio cassette
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
Mar 27, 2017 Wellcome Library
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favorite 14
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This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
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Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Mar 27, 2017 Ellis, Don
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Note : Brief audio dropouts. Voices move from one channel to another throughout. Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] Description : The Don Ellis Big Band "live" at Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California, Noon Concert, December 17, 1970 Final Analysis -- The Simple Logic -- Go Back Home -- Out There Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Call Number : Collection 2000.02 AMR 064 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ellis Music Enterprises. Copyright Holder has...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Center for Sacramento History
Mar 27, 2017 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0353 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Long periods of silence throughout Part 1. Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : Don Ellis "live" at Los Angeles Community College with the LACC Studio Jazz Band, January 14, 1971 Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Call Number : Collection 2000.02 AMR 323 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ellis Music Enterprises. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Mar 27, 2017 Ellis, Don
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Note : Starts abruptly. Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] Description : Don Ellis "live" in Anaheim, May 10, 1977 Tape 1: Don Ellis Electric Orchestra Tape 2: Future Feature -- Go No Go Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Call Number : Collection 2000.02 AMR 045, Collection 2000.02 AMR 155 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ellis Music Enterprises. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz, Nightclubs--California, Southern
Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 25, 2017 Silas Johnson
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favorite 11
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Johnson is another "lost" filmmaker, who worked out of Coronado, California. This film boasts beautiful color footage of old Baja, before Pemex stations lined the Cuota and Libre. Hunt travels from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, enchantingly stopping at the waterless village of Magdalena Bay, Tortuga Bay, and the vineyards at Santo Tomás.
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Topics: Santa Tomas, Magdalena, Tortuga, Baja, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada
Note : High amount of hiss throughout. Parts 1 and 3 begin abruptly. Parts 1 and 2 end abruptly. Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description :  The Don Ellis Quartet "live" at the Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society, Douglas Beach House, Half Moon Bay, California, August 8, 1976. Don Ellis, trumpet, trombone; Milcho Leviev, piano; Pat Senatore, bass; Roy McCurdy, drums. Tape 1:  1) “Theme from ‘The French Connection’ “ (beginning missing),...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz, Nightclubs--California, Northern
Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Mar 24, 2017 Ellis, Don
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Note : Right channel drops out from 00:31:39-00:33:58 on Part 1. High amount of hiss, static on Part 2. Clicks and pops throughout. Parts 3 and 4 have high amounts of hiss and static. Some silence or very low background noise throughout. Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : Don Ellis "live" at the Pasadena Art Museum for their "Encounters" music series, June 12, 1966 Additional Description : Note on original container: Don Ellis Pasadena...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz
Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
Mar 22, 2017 Wellcome Library
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Demonstration of operation for restoring nasal bridge with cartilage graft. Spare cartilage stored subcutaneously in abdominal wall. View of completed nose. Testing support of the tip. 4 segments.
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Topics: Nose -- surgery, Nasal Bone, Rhinoplasty, Surgery, Medical sciences, Nose -- surgery, Nasal Bone,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 17, 2017 William F. Deneen
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In this film, Deneen starred his wife and three sons (all uncredited), after he'd arranged a trade with Italian Lines for free passage for his family in return for a film about the liner S.S. Leonardo Da Vinci. Deneen states that 90% of the shots were filmed on the Da Vinci, and another 10% were filmed aboard the S.S. Michelangelo on his return voyage. The film is a remarkable children's film as well as serving as an important document of one of the most advanced ocean liners of its day, now...
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Topics: academic film, bill deneen
Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 16, 2017 Steven Condiotti
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From a story by Raymond Carver, filmed in El Cerrito,CA. Here, a sad man puts his possessions on in his front yard to sell, and two strangers arrive as buyers. They remain, to become part of the tableau. Two sets of relationships here are in a state of transition, in a beautiful, touching film that offers no concrete answers.
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Topic: relationships
Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 15, 2017 Clifford B. West
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Here, Clifford West explores the human body through non-traditional abstract focusing technique. Norma Dupire, the model in the film, writes: "I was a 20-yr-old student wife working as an art model in Detroit and pregnant with my first child. I borrowed a car on a summer morning in 1962 to get out to the studio in Mr. West's house in Bloomfield Hills. It was a three-hour session of easy poses because most of that time Mr. West was adjusting equipment. His directing was quite relaxed, he...
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Topics: poetry, experimental
Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 15, 2017 William Deneen
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This is a story about a Japanese child who loses a friend, gains a treasured possession, and learns that growing up often means sacrificing one end to gain another. Pictures life in a Japanese home and school, revealing the attitudes, customs, and problems of a farm family living on the edge of a city. Filmed in central Honshu. The narrator is Bill Deneen, who uses a Japanese accent. According to Denneen, this film nearly didn't get distributed. According to Deneen, when EB Films' president...
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Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 15, 2017 William Deneen
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A dramatization of a Roman boy's friendship with a slave in his father's household. Depicts, through the young boys' experiences and activities, the way of life and customs of ancient Rome. Some dialogue in Latin. This film was one of three made by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films' Bill Deneen utilizing the sets from Samuel Bronston's epic 'The Fall of the Roman Empire.' This 'Claudius' was actually one of two released concurrently by EB, one with and one without dialogue in Latin, and is...
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Topics: Encyclopedia Britannica Films, William Deneen, Samuel Bronston, Latin dialogue
Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 15, 2017 Lee Bobker/Lester Becker
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The Black upper middle-class Myers family moves into all-white Levittown, PA in August, 1957, and are snubbed and mistreated, in this powerful landmark documentary showcasing racism in the United States.
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Topics: african-american, black, racism, housing, urban
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Mar 12, 2017 UPMAA, Eckley B. Coxe
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
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Topics: Egypt, Meydum, Meidum, Sneferu, Pyramids, Egyptian antiquities, Mummies, Elisabeth of Bavaria...
Academic Film Archive of North America
Mar 1, 2017 Bert Salzman
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For most of his life, Angel has been a migrant worker, helping his family as they move from place to place picking crops. When a phone won't work, Angel enlists "Big Joe's" aid to repair it and from then on a friendship develops. Joe and the boy team up to start a rose-growing business. A call from Angel's father comes, the family must leave. Angel can stay with Joe and the promise of a future, or he can go with his family and continue in the uncertain lifestyle of his parents....
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Topics: Bert Salzman, Academy Award
Academic Film Archive of North America
Feb 26, 2017 Ray Garner
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'Ancient World, The: Greece' (1955) 66m, dir. ray Garner. This film recreates the ancient Greek world through its extant art and literature. The narration is from translations of Greek authors, including Hesiod, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, and Plutarch, and accompanies visual impressions of Greek religious philosophy and history through the golden age. The film features spectacular footage of Crete, Knossos, Mycenae, and the sculptures of...
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Academic Film Archive of North America
Feb 25, 2017 Ray Garner
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'Ancient World, The: Egypt' (1951) 66m, dir. Ray Garner. This film taces the story of Egypt from the prehistoric period to the time of the Ptolemies, focusing on the Nile, temples, pyramids and the Sphinx. Here, Garner showcases a single shot of ruins as light and dark as clouds pass, a signature of his. The filmmaker waxes poetic in this statement: "For Egypt is a monument, not to the conqueror or statesman, but to the artist, the architect, the painter, the sculptor, whose works will...
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A/V Geeks
Feb 20, 2017 Southerby Productions
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Illustrates the role of nurse practitioners as members of the health care team by showing them at work in hospitals and clinics. Discusses the education and on-the-job training necessary to achieve certification.
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Topics: nursing, career
A/V Geeks
Feb 20, 2017 Southerby Productions
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The catalogue says "Uses fantasy and humor in order to break down the resistance to treatment of people arrested for drunken driving and to promote alcohol safety." The film ends with mom, dad, and two kids plunging over a cliff to their deaths. Designed for use in Alcohol Safety Action Project programs.
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Topics: driving, dui, drinking
Academic Film Archive of North America
Feb 15, 2017 Jon Wilkman Productions
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Examines the people, industry, economy, and landscape of the agricultural Midwest of the United States.
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Topics: United States, geography
Academic Film Archive of North America
Feb 15, 2017 Milan Herzog
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Lesson 51 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French languauge instruction series of 1961. Here, Mont Saint-Michel is visited and architectural elements are described. This print is a Kodachrome answer print from producer Milan Herzog's private collection. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
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Topics: French langauage instruction, Mont Saint-Michel
Khan Academy
Feb 10, 2017
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Using the squeeze theorem to prove that the limit as x approaches 0 of (sin x)/x =1
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Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Feb 10, 2017 Ellis, Don
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Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : Don Ellis and his 21-piece band "live" at HS Lordships, Berkeley, California. Wolfgang of All Seasons (M. Leviev) -- Outside and Up (H. Levy) -- Indian Lady (D. Ellis). Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Call Number : Collection 2000.02 AMR 162 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ellis Music Enterprises. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
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Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Academic Film Archive of North America
Feb 8, 2017 Herman Engel Productions
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A poignant film of poverty and morality. In this exceptional sociodrama, a hungry boy finds someone's food stamps and makes a decision. The schoolhouse scene is sobering, washing is done in a basin to show that the sink doesn't work, a teacher makes lunch for kids from government-issue canned food, cooked on a gas stove located in the classroom.
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Topics: Academic Film, Appalachia
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Feb 7, 2017 Haas/Lilienthal Family
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Note : See [Home movies. Haas/Lilienthal. 1934 Wedding] for additional footage. Original film source is lenticular film that used an early color process called Kodacolor, but film was digitized as black and white due to lack of playback equipment. Additional Title : Haas Family Home Movies [Russell-Shapiro Family Collection] Description : William Haas was born in Bavaria and immigrated to San Francisco in the 1860s. He worked in the wholesale grocery business. In addition to being a well-known...
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Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jan 30, 2017 Bruce And Katharine Cornwell
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'Journey to the Center of a Triangle' (1976) 8m, dir. Bruce & Katharine Cornwell. Another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter. The music is Bach's preludes 8 (Eb minor) and 12 (F minor) from the Well Tempered Clavier. More on the Cornwells at http://www.afana.org/cornwell.htm...
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Topics: mathematics, science
California State Railroad Museum Library
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Passengers gather on the observation platform of Western Pacific's "Scenic Limited" passenger train, a partnership with the Denver and Rio Grande Western, Missouri Pacific and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroads to provide service between Chicago or St. Louis to San Francisco.
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1930-1939
California State Railroad Museum Library
Jan 24, 2017
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The I Street bridge over the Sacramento River, built by Southern Pacific Railroad, was completed in 1911 and is still in use today. It is a combination railroad and automobile bridge.
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
California State Railroad Museum Library
Jan 24, 2017
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View looking north towards the M Street bridge, constructed in 1911. It was later replaced by the Tower Bridge (opened 1935).
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Maritime, 1910-1919
Anarchivism
Jan 16, 2017
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Features the efforts of Jan Hammer and included the first vocal tracks in such segments as Too Far and Seeds of Life, a sequence themed around planet-colonizing seeds featuring the noted Panspermia by computer graphics artist Karl Sims. The DVD version included both the vocal version of Seeds of Life (sung by Chris Thompson) that blended the animation segment and footage of Hammer and his "band" performing (composed of four Jan Hammers), with an instrumental version of the same track....
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Topics: computer, technology, animation, cgi
Anarchivism
Jan 16, 2017
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Ripped from VHS. Tthe first effort by director and co-producer Jan Nickman which served as a demonstration of computer animation when the art-form was still in its relative infancy. It is composed of a sequence of segments ambitiously chronicling the formation of Earth ("Creation"), the rise of human civilizations ("Civilization Rising"), and the technological advances of humanity from the advent of agriculture to the future exploration of the cosmos. The video speculatively...
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Topics: computers, technology, animation, cgi
California Historical Society
Jan 9, 2017 Peoples Temple
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones preaching at the Peoples Temple Church in Los Angeles during a likely healing service. Includes brief clips of scenes from the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 41 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jan 8, 2017 Dan Bessie
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'Unicycle: Looking at My World' (1976) 15m, dir. Dan Bessie. The world of 15 year old unicyclist Tony Marienthal includes visits to assist the elderly, learning new juggling tricks, and trying to make it home for supper. The film is a wonderful, idyllic "day in the life" film of a teen-ager. It's also somewhat bittersweet, as Tony Marienthal, who wanted his baby son to see this film, died at the young age of 51. It's uploading is being sponsored by his family, who'll show it at Tony's...
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